Thursday, April 29, 2010

Baby Carrots

Baby Cocktail Carrots

The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages
carrots for the large supermarket chains, IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made
using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a
machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots - most people
probably know this already.

What you may not know and should know is the following:

Once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are
dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them.
(this is the same chlorine used in your pool).

Since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they
give them a higher dose of chlorine.

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator
for a few days, a white covering will form on the carrots. This is the
chlorine which resurfaces. At what cost do we put our health at risk to
have esthetically pleasing vegetables?

Chlorine is a very well-known carcinogen, which causes Cancer.. I
thought this was worth passing on. Pass it on to as many people as
possible in hopes of informing them where these carrots come from and
how they are processed.

I used to buy those baby carrots for vegetable dips. Not any more...

Confirmed by Snopes <



Anonymous said...

great post, as always! T

steph said...

wow thanks Deb! I have never even though of that! Thank goodness I prefer the 'real' ones!

simpledaisy said...

Oh my gosh....
I did not know this. I have never cared for baby carrots b/c I think they taste weird! Now I know I will never eat them:)
Thanks for sharing!!